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Dorcas Shola Fapson

Actress Dorcas Shola Fapson has shared how she escaped abduction at the hands of a Taxify driver.

She shared the news on her Snapchat, writing about how he locked the doors and tried to get her into an unknown house.

She emptied her pepper spray into his eyes, she wrote, and shared the profile of the driver.

See screenshots of her story below:

51 Comments

  1. Concern citizen

    January 25, 2018 at 10:39 am

    This guy must be arressted. Cos another person might be his victim..

    • Lawng

      January 27, 2018 at 7:53 am

      Although the driver was wrong for even touching her, but apparently this driver’s car, the make, Year & model can’t be placed on child lock inside the car. So some things need to add up.

  2. Tee

    January 25, 2018 at 10:47 am

    Wow!!!!!

  3. meelikey

    January 25, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Thank God for the boldness to spray the pepper spray

  4. Mondela

    January 25, 2018 at 11:18 am

    Just deleted Taxify off my phone… Mehh

  5. Gorgeous

    January 25, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Jeeeez, and i always use that taxify ooh.
    So that means they’re not even safe .wahala dey ooh. I have to stop using them then and just be going to the regular known taxi park.

  6. Toi

    January 25, 2018 at 11:22 am

    This is horrible. Nawa.

    I knew stories like this would soon start popping up with these taxis because of dishonest people. Its just so unfortunate.

  7. Bleed Blue

    January 25, 2018 at 11:22 am

    So happy it ended this way, just thinking of the possibilities is scary.

    I also had a near-miss with an Uber driver last night, but not as serious as DSF’s experience. Now I really want to get this pepper spray. Any pepper spray vendors in the house, or pointers on where to buy some authentic ones? I know a few people who’ve bought fake ones from online stores…sigh…

    • Zaki

      January 25, 2018 at 12:42 pm

      Blend pepper. Put it inside an empty pefume bottle and you are good to go. Thank me later.

    • IQ

      January 25, 2018 at 1:41 pm

      @Zaki, you’re joking right? Have you tried opening up a perfume bottle that has a spray function? Does it ever it work?
      Or you’re thinking of the Miss Paris kind of perfume that you can unscrew? And in the event of an attack, what time will you have to unscrew the bottle and start splashing on the attacker? Abeg hold yourself, this your smarty pants answer no make am.

    • Daisy

      January 25, 2018 at 4:51 pm

      You can make some if you can’t find. Mix some pepper,cayenne pepper, vodka,salt,and whatever hot stuff you have around. I tell you that mf will turn blind.

    • Smh

      January 25, 2018 at 5:20 pm

      Haba IQ, Zaki at least tried and proposed a workaround. Which one did you bring to the table other than pulling someone else’s suggestion down? Smh for people like you.

  8. Gorgeous

    January 25, 2018 at 11:24 am

    please where can i get those pepper spray .I think they’re pretty cool for safety since we can’t use guns.lol

    • Ec

      January 25, 2018 at 12:11 pm

      Shop rite should have it or any security shop. I have one and don’t go anywhere without it

    • Becca

      January 25, 2018 at 12:17 pm

      Depends where you are….?
      Pepper Spray is illegal in the UK, you’re not even supposed to have it talkless of using it. Even if you have/use it to prevent an attack, the police plus your attacker can come for you. But meh I still want to buy.

    • Tee

      January 25, 2018 at 12:32 pm

  9. Kkay

    January 25, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Horrifying!!!
    This driver must be arrested and tried for attempted kidnapping. For all your know, he could be both a rapist and ritualist. He could also have a gang.
    The authorities must get to this immediately and get the management of Taxify and Uber to put something in place for clients’ security.

  10. Tutu

    January 25, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    I always say Uber is safer than Taxify

    • [email protected] Lagos Only

      January 25, 2018 at 2:57 pm

      It is like moi moi and akara.

      All na beans.

      The drivers on Taxify mostly migrated from Uber and ride on both platforms.
      I have heard too many disgusting stories, so I’m always on ‘uber’ alert when I ride on either platform.

      Don’t answer any phone calls that refer to future plans, money, influential names etc.

      Don’t count money in the car, foreign or local.

      Bring out pepper spray, knife or scissors and keep it close by.

      Don’t be tempted to doze, even for a split second. An Uber driver slept on the wheel as he conveyed me home last year. If I had fallen asleep too, I would have been sending this comment from Heaven. As it is, I’m always too nervous utilising these platforms, so sleep is always the furthest thing from my mind.

      In my opinion, are these ride sharing platforms convenient? Very.

      Are they safe?

      You’re safer in a Danfo.

  11. Ec

    January 25, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    She got a response from the taxify team and they say they will take legal action against him.

    Thank God she had pepper spray. You will not have bad news in Jesus name

    • adelegirl

      January 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm

      They will take legal action against him? They should hand him over to the Police and ensure that he is prosecuted. What legal action do they want to take against him. This is now a criminal matter for the state to investigate and prosecute.

  12. Uyai

    January 25, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    He should be sued immediately. So he can identify his gang members.

  13. Tee

    January 25, 2018 at 12:30 pm

    There is security shop at the PALMS in Lekki ,

  14. Jess

    January 25, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Where can I get pepper spray in Lagos? I had an altercation with a Taxify driver and I haven’t used them since. I’m glad attention is coming to the practices of Taxify bc the man I had an altercation with is still driving!

    • slim

      January 25, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      U such a fool……. So if u have an altercation with someone u now use pepper spray… Thank God humans are not God

  15. Puzzles

    January 25, 2018 at 1:48 pm

    And I’ve had better experiences with Taxify drivers than uber drivers o. This scares me. Deleting the app now.

  16. shior

    January 25, 2018 at 2:21 pm

    i would recommend identity spray. you can purchase on amazon. though its illegal sort of . when you spray it they cant wash it off as it stays on for 3 weeks or so. like dye and doesn’t come off.Its for security purposes i have had to buy one after i saw it being used here in London on some guy who tried to attack another guy.

    • lala

      January 26, 2018 at 1:08 am

      identity spray is a dye, it doesn’t hurt, just makes their vision blurry (if you actually target their eyes).

  17. Bandie

    January 25, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    @slim
    You can’t carry a gun in Lagos dear so the alternative is pepper spray.
    Smh rude much?!

  18. slim

    January 25, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I used my car to do uber one time… I had to quit because of ladies like this… They feel they are in top of the world but they are nothing… The guy has been interrogated by police.. If any one of u hear what really happened then u delete ur comments here…. This lady was wrong.. She looked for trouble and she was rude.. This lady entered a car and refused to tell the guy her destination..ordering him to move the car first..this dudes refused.. Na Wetin cause the problem.. Now they have labelled him a kidnapper… I pray vengeance takes it course and the truth must surely come out… We must surely reap what we sew on Earth

    • Cocolette

      January 25, 2018 at 9:58 pm

      Really? Wow. I hope DSF is not labeling this guy wrongly oh… Na wa

    • Bolanle

      January 26, 2018 at 12:10 am

      That does not make any sense! You have to add your destination on the app when you book a ride. Try again next time.

    • CrazyWorld

      January 26, 2018 at 12:15 am

      The story wasn’t just adding up at all. How can someone pull a full grown woman from a car into an uncompleted building to rape her. She’d fight back and any idiot will know that. If she was drugged before, then I’d understand.

      All this women looking for cheap fame. No one is going to ‘unemploy’ her for this claim if it turns false o but the guy’s name is on google yet women claim victims. No wahala. Continue. The stuff happened in my area (Ibrahim eletu) and I know most of the uncompleted buildings around here are gated with security and full light so there is no way you can pull someone without someone spotting you.

    • ayo

      January 26, 2018 at 1:24 am

      you are mad! so punishment for rudeness is to abduct & rape the person?. God will punish you oloriburuku. All of you that support evil, evil will support you and in your day of trouble, everyone will look away and say you deserved it. Heartless demon! I pray for Nigerian woman, evil men dwell amongst them.

    • miss_nk

      January 26, 2018 at 1:38 pm

      illiterate. She refused to give him her address so why did he drive her to an unknown destination?

    • YS

      January 26, 2018 at 2:21 pm

      So she was rude – then tell her to come down. Which one is driving her to an unknown location and trying to force her out of the car??? Ogini?

  19. Kelnator

    January 25, 2018 at 9:55 pm

    Theres a saying that: ‘There are two sides to a story!’ If y’all listen to what really transpired, you lots will bow your head in shame and call for the head of FAPSON!!

  20. MD

    January 25, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    Some laddies out there are stupid and silly,let me ask, what really happens between them, that lady and the taxify driver should be arrested and interoggated to find out the root of the matter, and to know what really happens between them, but I knew that lady haven’t say the truth. believe me, there are some silly girls out there,they can frame people up just because of their silly character.Many of them are runs girls full out there,
    one they smoke weeds and too much alcohol they do misbehaved.

  21. lala

    January 26, 2018 at 1:06 am

    see let every woman carry pepper spray, taser and pen knife. Buy all one time and put inside bag so God forbid a useless man tries you, you spray his eyes then taser him and if he’s still doing agidi, slice his neck (carotid preferably) and run.

  22. Blesxzohrules

    January 26, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Don’t be quick to condemn anyone.

    Can you imagine kidnapping or raping someone as a cabman and your best choice of location is the estate/street where you live? Now you get the gist.

    Now I’m not making a case for the Taxify driver. However, he has presented his own side of the story; that the sad incident happened right I his Estate, not just a random place.

    Henry (the Taxify driver) was my roommate back then in Secondary School; we both attended a Federal College and we love our heritage. I spent two long years in the same room with him (with about 12 other young boys). So, he is someone I have known for over 16 years. He is smart, quiet and humble. And I know her younger sister, a beautiful young lady whose products are used by many ladies in Lagos and Abuja.

    Now, Henry has told his story; I crave your indulgence to hear his story as I post it here:

    Henry Said: “Let me start by saying thank you all for your support so far.
    My name is Henry Nnaemeka and I’m neither a Rapist nor a Kidnapper. This is my Story.
    I’m a taxify driver/ partner, on Thursday the 25th of January 2018 between the hours of 12midnight and 1am, I was on my way home from work when I received a taxify rider request from an Ibrahim Eletu Way Which was coincidentally where I was at that time and also same estate I stay, I decided to take that last trip before I go home to rest.
    On getting to the pick-up location To pick up the rider, (Miss Shola Fapson) she got In my vehicle and just as I started the trip I noticed there wasn’t a destination for the trip so I politely asked her for the destination to know where I’m going to and if it will be convenient for me at that time of the night but she refused to tell me and instead asked me to drive out that she will tell me later, I politely refused and asked severally for the destination but she wouldn’t tell me rather she ordered me in a harsh tone to “Move this car”! On hearing this, I was surprised why she would hold back her destination from me and also ordered me to move the car. It was at this point I told her I wasn’t going anymore, I ended the trip immediately and asked her to come down from the car since we were still at the pick-up location but to my greatest surprise she refused to come down and then started making some phone calls in Yoruba Language to some people whom I didn’t know disclosing our location to them. At this point, I got scared, and was trying to be on the safe side so I drove the car to the front where the security light was on and as can get help from people just in case of any plotted plan to snatch my car, which was a few seconds from the pickup location, this is on the same street where I live and like a stone throw from my house. On getting to the safe place, I came down from the car and politely opened the door and gently asked her to come down from the car. She blatantly refused again and started with her phone calls again.
    It was at this point I overheard her conversation on the phone saying she has my car keys and gave out location again to the unknown person at the other end of the phone, I felt really threatened and agitated, at this point because I couldn’t understand why she would take my car keys and then disclose our location to people I didn’t know. I had to struggle with her to get my car keys from her hands. It was in the process of struggling with her, she sprayed a chemical substance (pepper spray) in my eyes.
    I succeeded in getting my keys from her but before I could struggle with my sight and call for help she took off and was nowhere to be found. Some concerned residents who heard me shout and call for help came to my rescue, my sisters later came out when they heard voices outside. It took me about 45 mins to regain my sight clearly and was taken to my apartment to get some rest only for me to wake up this morning and receive loads of phone calls from friends and family saying I’ve been labelled a KIDNAPPER AND RAPIST. However, the issue has been reported to Taxify and the necessary steps have been taken as shown in their press release. l wish to thank friends and family that have stood by me thus far.. I cannot fathom why this lady decided to tarnish my image and reputation in such a despicable way….. I am but a young average Nigerian graduate that struggles on the street of Lagos to earn a legitimate living and l must say, l have been severely traumatized by this devilish allegation…..l value and respect d dignity of women and will never abuse it, not now not in d future….. I demand justice!!”

    Now, you can be the great judge!!!

    • Ify

      January 26, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      So, when you don’t know where to take someone, you immediately drive them to your own house. Hmmm seems legit. That’s sarcasm by the way, in case it was lost on you.

    • Ify

      January 26, 2018 at 5:04 pm

      Looooool. There are so many holes in his story, that it is laughable that anybody would believe this. Let’s even forget the fact that his house was so conveniently placed. How did she get the keys of his car without his knowledge? He didn’t see her get the keys; he overheard it on the phone? How does that work? Wasn’t he just driving the vehicle? Also, how did he get the keys back from her with his sight impaired from PEPPER SPRAY. This is honestly just a waste of my time. I just wanted to help some people reason seeing as we love to hang our brains up before we come online in this country. Mscheeeeeeeeeeeeeeew. Also, Taxify should just track the car’s journey. I think they should be able to do that.

    • StandUpForJustice

      January 27, 2018 at 3:15 am

      so you came here to post bulls— and ended with “be the judge”. God punish you and your kidnapper friend. Tell me ONEEEEE good reason why a driver should take his passenger to his house. just one. I’ll wait. That long essay you posted is bs, trying to humanize the perpetrator. Do you think rapists and murderers do not have friends or are not born of a woman? kmt. If henry wanted her out of his car, he could have dragged her out as soon as she got in but no he saw hot babe and drove to his house and we all saw the video she posted where he drove to a place that was PITCH BLACK, as soon as he turned the ignition off it was literally darkness and then he opened the gate and came back to drive his car into the compound. See don’t support evil, if not evil will support you.

  23. Ruby

    January 26, 2018 at 3:49 am

    The poster #CrazyWorld sounds like the rapist! How did he know it was Ibrahim Eletu street? Did she mention it? Continue supporting evil. God is watching you.. you day of recompense will come.

    • Ronke

      January 26, 2018 at 4:52 am

      The accused driver mentioned the location in his statement

    • john

      January 26, 2018 at 3:59 pm

      dumb! Didn’t you see it in his statement?

  24. Kemi o

    January 26, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Guys go watch her snap. Video evidence

  25. Nne

    January 26, 2018 at 10:15 am

    I believe the cabbie….. his story makes more credible sense

  26. Ade

    January 27, 2018 at 3:50 am

    The accuser in this story is likely the aggressor who put herself in a position of been forced out of a car. I do Uber in the US, and there were occasions when I was forced to direct female riders out of my car. They simply stepped down looking angry. Let’s assume it’s this lady, she would likely refuse like a typical Nigerian that behave badly at home but act decent abroad. We all know our people are aggressive. Which also suggest that the Taxify driver should not have attempt to force her out of the vehicle. Having direct physical contact with her put him in a dicey position. But what would you do if stranger stepped into your car, refused to disclose her destination and was making phone calls. In a place like Lagos, he had to act because she could have well been a member of a robbery gang. This is a badly trained criminologist who rather than file a report with the police and wait for them to investigate, ran to the social media to make false allegation. Someone tried to rape you and you were able to snatch his car key. She is the aggressor here.

  27. Yohnny

    January 27, 2018 at 4:07 am

    I love what this criminologist said about the issue!!!
    Odinaka Gerald
    Supervisor at Quorum
    First of all, the guy can’t be a rappist or kidnapper because he is working/partner with a well known Taxi company. The company has his guarantors details, home address, etc.
    Secondary, am sure he has been working with that company for along time now, you are not his first client and if he was to indulge in any negative business, you won’t be his first pray. Don’t worry cause is certain he would plan it well.
    Thirdly, you had all the time to video this, stayed in the car and initially from your voice it never sound like you were been threatened, except @ the last minute of the video when you decide to step out from the car from the other door, made a life threatening shout, or acted like you were been threatened, and cut the video without showing us if the guy actually manhandled you, or he broke your phone or tried to snatch it (you would have complained about your phone but you didn’t to show you were not manhandled and that you phone was save).
    Fourth, backing my point above, you termed him the aggressor! For every aggressor who wouldn’t want to be exposed, even when they can’t see properly, if they discovered you have a video of them in the act, the will prefer losing their life than allowing you go with the video. Thus, your phone was not damaged, seized or something, you never complained about it.
    Fifth, you are a very smart girl. I like smart and corny types like you. You actually knew this will come out in the news, so all you did was to make a quick misheavous video to make you the video. And cut it without showing the slightest aggression from the guy, except the shout you made.
    Sixth, the direction the car was parked never showed a car trying to enter a gate. It was parked like a car trying to drop a passenger. But you told us he wanted to enter the gate by parking facing it. And that he first of all went to open the gate before coming to you.
    Seventh, one of the major reason I believed he came to drag you was because you were holding his key, for Christ sake, if you are not a trouble maker, why will you be holding a ‘kidnappers’ car key instead of running. It’s obvious you don’t want him to leave. And you actually made a call to some friends who you were expecting to come and beat him up. And the driver knowing this, and knowing you refused to come down from the car decided to go to where he will be more saver, and that was the front of his house.
    Lastly, it’s obvious the guy terminated the journey showing he didn’t have bad intention, it’s obvious you booked a taxify without a journey plan, it is obvious you requested and booked another taxify, yet, you refused to come down from his car. For you to have that spray… won’t want to talk deep on that. But as a psychologist, we have a saying, anyone who has a weapon to defend him/herself has more tendency to use or even force situation to use it than someone who doesn’t.
    Inclusion, not trying to just create empirical facts, but to judge that what the driver said, his own part of the story is the ‘truth’. And you, you are just trying to cover up your atrocities by playing the victim. You own side of the story is ‘false’.

    O.Gerald
    A Criminologist University of Abuja

  28. Lekan Olalekan

    January 29, 2018 at 4:39 pm

    COPIED: Chuba Chinwuba Ogbuagu I have watched this video and it clear to me that she cooked the story.
    I’m a Taxify and Uber Driver. We meet this kind of lady every time.
    She is simply lying and it’s clear from her story. I don’t need to met the Taxify driver to know the truth. Let me just tell u what most have happened.

    The Taxify driver most have started the ride and saw it was a card trip. Being in need of cash, asked her for him to end the trip and go for cash or do it offline or have her transfer the money. She rejected. In most cases what Taxify and Uber drivers do is to end the trip and ask the rider to go and don’t pay for the covered trip..I strongly believe that he most have asked her to believe his car after she rejected all offer for means of payment. She most have refused leaving his car, stayed in this car refusing him moving on just to punish him. She stayed there requesting for another ride. The driver most have ran out of patiant waiting for her to leave the car, he then moves thinking that she will ask him to stop for her to leave. But since she is very sturbon she will not leave but will video just to deal with him later. driver getting to his house which I believe wasn’t for from the pick up location, he steps down to open his gate, she takes the key. He returns thinking that if he drivers into the compound with her people may call it attended rape. So he tries this time to pull her out of the car. She refused and sprays him fluid and starts shorting.

    The only thing the driver did wrong was rejecting card trips which Taxify will take care of the case. The lady I strongly believe refused to leave his car. 99% of ladies do this to us. We meet them every day.

    What I personally when they refuse leaving taking me they can’t drop where we are is to drive straight to her pick up location and force her out. In most cases if I get back there, they simply go down. In all cases they leave there because they can’t say I dangerous to drop them back at there pick up location. If it is, y were they there in 1st place.

    They should free the Taxify driver oo.
    Imagine the lady saying it will be a thing of joy to her see the Taxify driver go to jail in the video. That only tell you how wicked she is.

    she is an actress and needed publicity which I think she is getting now but in a wrong direction .. I never knew someone like this existed not until this scandal .. She is trying to sell his face through this means ..

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